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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    Having the EX1000 for past few weeks and let it "burn-in" for 200hrs along with the ZX300, probably close to 10-discharge-recharge-cycle, balanced. It is wonderful sounding match now, and now I finally understand why this is the end-game IEM for many people. Wow. Soundstage. Bass texture...
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    No difference in sound quality whether taking it out or not. No difference in sound even if you use a Comply tip with additional wax filter.
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    Sony NW-ZX300

    Good price! Though it is reasonable as WF-1000X has dropped price quite a bit and you can find it around US$100-US$150 easily in online purchase. Bought my ZX300 (64GB) at US$500.
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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    Thought so too, but just feeling a little wasteful to reterminate the brand new stock cable. Thanks!
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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    Any recommendations of premium cables with EX1000 plug and 4.4mm pentaconn connector?
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    Sony NW-ZX300

    Have been using ZX300 balanced with my Hyla CE-5 and Sony EX1000 for more than 200hrs burned in. It sounds good, being really portable, but just not as good as the Chord Mojo to my ears (YMMV). Mojo just have better texture, more 3D imaging to me, especially vocals that I like. Playing mainly...
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    Sony EX1000 Review and Impressions Thread (with comparisons to FX700, GR10 and e-Q5)

    I won't purchase any second hand IEM as well, but I have to encourage the rest to purchase second hand, so that I won't have problem selling my gears later on the audio journey!
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    I am enjoying my current setup and not checking out other IEMs now. There are new TOTL IEMs coming out every month with new design or technology, and can't test them all. Certainly can't get them all. The more I read, the more wastage. :smile_phones: Enjoy your "endgame".
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    So listening to Hyla CE-5 makes a man thinner and a woman fatter? Can't help it.... :beyersmile:
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    Sometimes, we "hear" what we "see", and not what we actually heard. Fine to read on comments of others as reference but trust your own ears and judgement. We all have different hearing and preference and probably using different DAPs with different matching to derive our experience. I have...
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    So this is probably the limited 200 sets? Wonder if they will have subsequent batch in other colours, e.g. black?
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    It seems that the Hyla is not so picky with DAP after all. I have amazing match with Calyx M, and it seems that it matches the Onkyo DP-1Xa and WM1A just as well.
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    Sony's New 2014 flagship IEM - XBA Z5

    Precisely. If you are not sure, you need to do your audition to be sure, so that it is indeed your "upgrade". All 3 IEMs you listed has totally different sound signature.
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    I also suspect the impedance could be the issue with some users having timbre or recess mid experience. Probably a picky IEM with a correct source, but once you nail it, it is the best IEM that will keep you happy with long hours of listening without fatigue. I was on 7-hrs flight yesterday and...
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    Oriolus Hybrid IEM

    Yes, using the Comply 500 series. It is tight and will not drop off easily (which is the issue I have with some tips that stays in my ears when I pull out the IEM). I found the small size the best which is thinner and could insert slightly deeper but with no discomfort and fatigue. Weird...
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    Oriolus Hybrid IEM

    I felt that comply does not affect the sound of the Oriolus much and the most comfortable with the small size tips for me (not the medium size one though). Tried the Symbio too but not as comfortable.
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    It depends on your sound preference. Hyla's bass is not the muddy type and with PW No 5 it is one of the nicest bass quality from an IEM. You might want to try out silver cables to check the difference.
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    Don't listen much to orchestra music or music with just instruments, but guitar sound played with vocals sound realistic for me. Sound stage is really good and it helps with the clarity of the different instruments.
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    Haha.... I am a basshead too on top of the preference for vocals. Thus, some of my IEMs (some sold) are: ASG2.5, SE846, XBA-Z5, JH Roxanne, JH Layla, JH Lola, Oriolus Mk2. Probably that's why the current match meets my need: Calyx M has superb bass with Hyla CE-5 connected with PWaudio No. 5...
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    Yep, saw this "only" slightly negative post before I did a long test at the shop before paying. Was concerned about it before buying, until I try it in the shop. I didn't hear the same issue stated, and thus conscious if other users tend to read that post and take it as conclusive. I don't...
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    I have mostly DSD files loaded on my Calyx M and 40% are male vocals. Have compared between Oriolus, SE846, Z5, etc. Don't find it anyway thin or recess, and in fact, I like it more than the other IEMs for vocals. Any particular songs you tried to conclude your listening and which IEM are you...
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    I had the XBA-Z5 too and agree that it is a really good IEM. It pairs very well with ZX2 and WM1A, especially balanced. As for CE-5, I don't find mid anyway "thin" or "recess". We probably have differently sound preference, as I find the mid really smooth and seductive for the vocals that I...
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    You are testing it single or balanced? I am using the same PWaudio No. 5 cable as well with my Hyla CE-5. Very nice cable!
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    HYLA Audio Nerva X & CE-05 Impression thread

    I am using my Hyla CE-5 with Calyx M and ZX2, with slight preference on Calyx M, which sounded better than ZX2. I was worried of the likely impedance matching of Calyx M known to have some issues with low impedance IEMs, but came out a nice surprise. No need to use the M Jack for the Calyx M...
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    JH Audio Lola Impressions and Discussions

    All enjoying so much thus no time to post? :)
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